I grew up in Pilot Mountain, NC; the middle kid out of five. We got three channels on a black & white TV, but I spent most of my time outside. Summers wading in the creek or rambling the woods where it was cool . . .picking berries, drinking cold water from a natural spring that was just down the path that led from the road to woods. Making playhouses and forts; not with things that were bought for that purpose, but with junk we found at the dump, in the basement or just what nature provided . . . . moss, pine cones and tea sets made from acorns. We caught tadpoles and watched them evolve in to frogs, played catch, croquet, badminton, Simon says, Red Rover,1-2-3-redlight, and batted rocks with a stick in the gravel road in front of our house. We rode bikes, played horseshoes and roasted hot dogs over a fire in a pit in the side yard on sticks that we cut from nearby trees. Sometimes Daddy would pile us all in the car for a drive with all the windows down just so we could feel the
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking soups and stews and baking breads to go with them.